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Shaped by Faith Courses

Shaped by Faith Online Learning

A special thank you to the Roanridge Trust Fund for the grant that permits us to offer the certificate programs for leadership formation and funding from the Diocese of Central PA as well as the Roanridge grant in the Shaped by Faith location.

Shaped by Faith webinar learning opportunities are available through The Stevenson School for Ministry. Participants can learn online and/or face-to-face in small groups. Five-week e–learning opportunities are available at no cost through our Diocesan voucher system.

Shaped by Faith

As part of the Shaped By Faith program, individuals and/or parishes may have tuition covered for Shaped By Faith courses. Approximately $5,000 worth of vouchers are available each term and are offered on a first come, first serve basis. When registering for a course(s), please check the box: I/We would like to use a Shaped By Faith voucher for this course. You will also need to check the appropriate box if you are taking the course as an individual or as a parish (2 or more individuals belonging to the same parish). If you have any questions, please contact

Repairing the Breach in Society and Institutions

Faculty: The Rev. Dr. Gayle Fisher-Stewart

Day and Time:
5 weeks starting Tuesday, February 16th at 6:00 pm

Free tuition – donations welcome

Description: We often hear the term “Social Justice,” but what if we focus on God’s justice for the world, what God wants, what God planned for creation, and how we become co-creators of that world? How would our faith communities be formed? How would disciples be made? How would we preach and teach? What obstacles must be breached to become that beloved community? Using as the primary text Preaching Black Lives Matter and supplemented with readily available internet sources, students will critique their role as that co-creator through the examination of sermons and essays, key biblical texts, and assessing their personal journey towards God’s kingdom, in being the church that is focused outward toward a hurting world, particularly as the church prior to March 2020, has been changed forever.


Navigating Immigration Injustices

Faculty: John Leedock & Christina Szoke-Luo

Day and Time: 5 weeks starting Wednesday, February 17th at 6:00 pm

Cost: $75 or free with Shaped by Faith voucher

Description: Presented by Compass Immigration Legal Services, in these two 5-week online modules (beginner and intermediate), students will learn some of the impacts and implications of the immigration system on God’s children and how the Church can respond to it by breaking down the walls of separation, division, and racism. Learn foundations of immigration law, major current changes, and how these affect our community; hear stories of the journeys of immigrants and increase your cultural competency.


Current SSFM students can register online here. If you are new to our school, register here.

If you would like more information about these courses, please contact:
The Very Rev. Robyn Szoke-Coolidge, Dean
Phone: (717) 315-8088